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Miss Universe 2021 In Hijab Row

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu appealed to the community to stop targeting girls.


Harnaaz Sandhu has appealed to the community to stop targeting girls, including in the hijab issue, saying “Let them live the way they choose.” Three Karnataka High Court judges recently dismissed a petition seeking permission to wear hijab in the classrooms of educational institutions by saying the headscarf is not an important religious practice and uniform rules should be adhered to in educational institutions where it has been prescribed.

In a clip that has spread on social media, a reporter asked Ms Sandhu about her views on the hijab issue. The video was part of an event held here on March 17 in conjunction with the return of Miss Universe 2021.

Before he answered the question, the organizers intervened and asked the reporter to refrain from asking any political questions and suggested the media to ask more about his journey, success and how he became a source of inspiration.

The reporter replied, “Let Harnaaz say the same thing.” The Chandigarh -based model later expressed her sadness about the frequency of girls being targeted in the community.

“Honestly, why do you always target women? Even now you target me. Like, even in the issue of the hijab, the girl is the target. Let them (women) live the way they choose, let her reach her destination, let her. The fly, that is. his wings, don’t cut them, if you must (cut someone’s wings) cut your own wings, ”Ms Sandhu said.

She next asked the reporter to ask about her journey, the obstacles she faced, and success at the beauty queen contest earlier this year.

Recently, a video appeared showing a Muslim student wearing hijab performing prayers at a university in Madya Pradesh and that has caused controversy.

The video shared on social media showed the student praying in a classroom at Dr Harisingh Gour Sagar University, a central institution.

The right -wing group, Hindu Jagran Manch, has complained to the university administration to take action against the student. The university said it had ordered an investigation.

The Karnataka High Court on March 15 rejected a petition seeking to allow the wearing of hijab in the classroom.

The hijab is not an important religious practice, the Karnataka High Court said as it supports a ban on wearing hijab in the classroom.

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hold an immediate hearing on the confession challenging the decision of the Karnataka High Court.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)


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